THE PROBLEM

In the area of Kilifi, Kenya a large number of people live with less than one dollar per day. Close to the touristic coast, rural communities lack the financial resources to provide themselves with the food nutrition supplies required for a minimal state of living. Especially the youngest are exposed to those conditions with approximately 2000 children today left without food, education or primary healthcare.

  • Health: 22,000 people are HIV-positive in Kilifi-county, and the doctor to patient ratio is 1: 26,000.
  • Nutrition: ~40 % of the population does not have enough food available even after spending their entire income on it.
  • Education: 34.5 % of the population cannot read and write.

This is why, together with our partners, we view the community of Matsangoni in Kilifi to be an optimal county to become active and strive to provide children a better future. We highlight these key challenges – poverty, hunger and education, as the UN’s #1, #2 and #4 Sustainable Development Goals. These goals represent the most important investments that can be made for a country’s future and its people.

THE SOLUTION

Based on the crucial needs identified in the town, the goal of our initiative is to strategically develop and build a community center in Matsangoni, in the Kenyan region Kilifi. This community center will provide facilities for basic health care and education, sources of food, water and sustainable revenue streams. On a 7.5 acre piece of land owned by our partner NGO School4Life, we ensure the long-term impact of our project by:

  1. Developing a long-term, local needs-based project plan for the community, by leveraging our team’s education and experiences
  2. Allocating the funds we raised effectively and sustainably to the development and construction of the planned facilities
  3. Visiting Kilifi ourselves in the mid of 2021 to gain a deep understanding of what the community needs, ensure the progression of the project, and contribute hands-on
  4. After careful evaluation of opportunities, we decided to start the project by building a sustainable chicken farm that will serve with both, independent revenue streams as well as nutrition through eggs and meat for the (children of the) community

We have already begun an omnichannel fundraising initiative to be able to accomplish these goals. As a team, we donate a lot of time and personal costs in carrying out this project to help change the lives of the town for years to come.

If you wish to contribute to this project, we, the community and the kids of Kilifi would be forever grateful for your support. Following our journey through this website and our social media channels will allow you to see the impact your generous donation will give to the community in Kilifi.

In order to make our vision come to life, we depend on your help. Your donation will go directly to the people and children in Kilifi. All the costs incurred by our team that arise from planning our project and visiting the site (e.g. flights, food etc.), are personally covered.

Account name: Verein SIMilili
IBAN: CH26 0078 1620 7298 0200 0

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